Hopefully, in addition to this overview of my creations, you will also find a moment for reflection and a stimulus for your own creative mind.
Sculpture in the Castle Gardens of Arcen
Since the beginning of May 2022, this work of art can be seen in a pond of the Castle Gardens of Arcen. It shows a hand and a drop of water that runs through the fingers. If you want to contain water, usually two hands make a bowl. Here, this sculpture is above the water, that must be related. An open hand and spread fingers show that the drop is allowed to fall. A dewdrop to fill the pond?
More layers of meaning can be discovered in this artwork. With a surprising exhibition in Bergen at the end of last year, the public was asked to submit their story with this image. Judie wrote: “For me ‘Let go’ is the perfect a title. Let go of the ‘old’ life, think about how to embrace the new.” She also sees passage and giving space to the Maas in this image.
The definitive title has now been released: “The Divine Gift”. This refers to the origin of nature, to the bearer of that life-giving water. It also implicitly refers to our responsibility to handle this gift with care. Come and see the work in the Castle Gardens of Arcen.
Frans X Goossens
Recently I was also in the news with my bronze sculpture “Arubu”: